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July 1st

July 1st, 2015 at 08:37 pm

We did our road trip to Rockford to visit the Japanese Gardens. Much, much smaller than the Morton Arboretum which we frequent quiet often, but very serene and tranquil.

My parents came along and covered our $32 admission (no need to comment negatively). I packed snacks and drinks and my parents packed sandwiches items, so we tailgated. A very fun experience.

I will blog about the dress drama (my own) for the wedding, and how I ended up finding what I will wear on clearance at Nordstrom Rack for $21xx and how this put $70 back in the budget for a shopping trip to Sam's trip. (I was essentially lied to - think of the answer "No" to the question "Does this make my butt look big?") I was told that what I was going to wear made me look like Great Aunt Tillie from my parents' wedding picture 45 years ago - and that my second/third choice items actually made me look much bigger than I really am (muumuu style/patterned blousy material that cinched at the waist). Since I'm doing the reading (Gospel/homily) and know I will be in pictures I wanted to look "nice". I am so glad I was able to find a floral print sleeveless dress size 5/6 that makes me look like a 5/6 and not a 12/14. Smile



From the gardens today.

7 Responses to “July 1st”

  1. Butterscotch Says:

    I noticed that you are asking people to not make negative remarks lately- saying they will be deleted. Did I miss a major blowout? Personally I stopped my blog on this site all together because of negative, and sometimes flat out nasty, comments. I sill like to read though and cheer people on!

  2. Carol Says:

    Glad you found a dress you feel good in-- it will increase your enjoyment of the whole day.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    No negative comments here! We all love Laura. I am just jealous that she can wear a size 5/6!! I think I wore that size when I was about 12.
    Butterscotch, I love your name!

  4. laura Says:


    Diplomatically put, a fairly regular poster tended not to agree with one of the decisions that we've collectively made as a family, stating "I don't agree with your decision ..." and happened to recount other situations she didn't agree with either. And is a subsequent post had another snarky comment.

    Life is too short for drama; my blog, my rules. I simply deleted every comment, but still feel the need to put a reminder out.

    Smile

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It's good to have the opinions of people who won't just tell you what you want to hear (i.e. salespeople) Smile

  6. scottish girl Says:

    Glad you found a dress!

  7. Liz Says:

    I just want to applaud you for sticking to your guns. I love this site, but sometimes people can be a bit overzealous with their opinions.

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